• NCAA Football 12: Team Specific Plays

    Each year, NCAA Football playbook designer Anthony White strives to make each team's playbook accurately represent their system and play style. Leading up to the release of NCAA Football each year, Anthony adds in actual plays run by teams that can only be found in their specific playbooks. With NCAA Football 12 adding Custom Playbooks, users can now add these team specific plays to their custom playbook.

    Thanks to playbook guru Anthony White & producer Ben Haumiller, NCAA Football fans now have the full list of Team Specific Plays in NCAA Football 12. Of the Team Specific Plays in the game, which ones are your favorites to use? Are there any unique plays that your school is known for running and you would like to see in the game? If so, describe it in the comments or post a video of the play.

    Conversely, are there any plays from the last-gen (PS2 & X-Box) versions of NCAA Football you would like to see return? Post them in this thread, started courtesy of community member xMrHitStickx904.

    Continue on to see the full list of Team Specific Plays in the NCAA Football franchise.

    Green indicates plays added in NCAA 12.

    Playbook Name Formation Name Set Name Play Name
    Akron Ace Spread Zips Bubble Draw
    Alabama Pistol Twin TE Slot Bama Power
    Arizona Ace Twin TE Slot PA Zona Spot
    Arizona State Shotgun ASU Split Sun Devil Scat
    Arkansas Shotgun Trio Ark 77 Shark
    Arkansas Shotgun Normal Flex Ark HB Wheel
    Auburn Shotgun Split Slot PA Auburn
    Auburn Shotgun Wildcat Tiger Trey Fight Song
    Auburn Shotgun Normal Tiger Buck Sweep
    Auburn Shotgun Split Slot PA Tiger Wheel
    Auburn Shotgun Split Slot PA Tiger Pop
    Boise State Ace Bunch Statue
    Clemson Shotgun Twin TE Flex Tiger Screen
    Colorado Weak I Twins Colorado Sprint
    Duke Shotgun Bunch HB Str Durham
    East Carolina Shotgun Spread Flex 617
    Florida State Shotgun Bunch FSU Bunch
    Florida State Pistol 4WR Trio FSU Scat
    Florida State Shotgun Tight Noles Bench
    Florida State Shotgun Tight Noles WR Screen
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Open Str Warrior Curl Corner
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Open Warrior Curl Corner
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Open Str Warrior Flood
    Hawaii Shotgun 5WR Trips Warrior Levels
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Warrior Outs
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Open Str Warrior Switch
    Hawaii Shotgun Trips Open Warriors Switch
    Idaho Ace Big Wing Vandal 2Pt
    Idaho Ace Trips Vandal Flood
    Idaho Ace Double Flex Vandal Smash
    Indiana Shotgun 5WR Flex Trio Hoosier Smash
    Indiana Shotgun 5WR Flex Trio IU Drag Shake
    Kentucky I-Form Twins UK Fade Smash
    Miami Ace Big Canes Bubble
    Miami Ace Big Flip Canes Cross
    Miami Strong I Normal Canes FB Screen
    Miami Ace Big Canes TE Post
    Miami I-Form Tackle Over PA Canes Cross
    Michigan State Shotgun 5WR Flex MSU Fade Smash
    Mid Tenn State Shotgun Trips Open MTSU Switch
    Minnesota I-Form Normal PA Gopher
    NC State Shotgun Normal Y-Flex Wolfpack Drive
    North Carolina Ace Big Twins PA Heel Boot
    North Carolina Strong I Normal Heel Flood
    North Carolina Strong I Twins PA Heel Slide
    North Carolina Ace Bunch Tar Heel Flood
    North Carolina Ace Bunch Tar Heel Post
    North Carolina Ace Bunch Base Tar Heel Flood
    North Carolina Ace Bunch Base Off Tackle
    North Carolina Ace Bunch Base Tar Heel Post
    North Carolina Ace Twin TE Slot Tar Heel Stick
    North Carolina Ace Slot UNC Post
    North Carolina Ace Twin TE Slot UNC WR Corner
    Northwestern Shotgun 5WR Trio Wildcat Flood
    Northwestern Shotgun 5WR Trio Wildcat Spot
    Ohio State Shotgun Normal Flex Wk Buckeye Smash
    Ohio State Shotgun Y-Trips Buckeye Sprintout
    Oklahoma State Shotgun Trips Open Air Raid Under
    Ole Miss Shotgun 4WR Trey Rebel Drag
    Oregon State Weak I Normal Y Over Fly Sweep
    Purdue Shotgun Bunch TE Boiler Bunch
    Purdue Shotgun Bunch TE Boiler Mesh
    Run and Shoot Shotgun Spread Mustang
    Syracuse Shotgun Wing Trio Wk Cuse In
    Syracuse Shotgun Wing Trio Wk Cuse Middle
    TCU Shotgun Ace Twins Wk PA TCU Flood
    Texas A&M Shotgun Tight Slots Aggie
    Wake Forest I-Form Normal PA Deacon
    Washington Strong I Y-Flex Huskie Toss
    West Virginia Shotgun Y-Trips WVU HB Swing
    West Virginia Shotgun Y-Trips WVU Spacing
    West Virginia Shotgun Trips WVU Swing
    Wisconsin I-Form Twin TE Badger Zone
    Wisconsin I-Form Twin TE Badger Power
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Definitely the Diamond Formation for Nebraska. As for names of plays, I don't really know what they are, but I'm sure Anthony can get access to that.
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      Off the top of my head, I have both Wisconsin plays in my CPB. Both are great power running plays.


      Quote Originally Posted by JBHuskers View Post
      Definitely the Diamond Formation for Nebraska. As for names of plays, I don't really know what they are, but I'm sure Anthony can get access to that.
      It's not the Diamond, but the final scoring play for NU vs. Michigan was a pretty clever play.


      (Starts at 17:40)

      Something similar may be in the game, but if so I don't know what playbook it is in. I want to think Florida had something similar in the past but I don't know if they still do. Given how shocked Urban Meyer was at this play while commentating, I'm guessing maybe not.
    1. JeffHCross's Avatar
      JeffHCross -
      That Burkhead option may not be the "best" play of the season, but it's definitely one of the coolest.
    1. xMrHitStickx904's Avatar
      xMrHitStickx904 -
      that play remind of the HB Option from the Wishbone on NCAA 06, where the QB would hand off to the HB, and the HB would have the second RB as his pitch man, while that 1st HB would be the trigger man. Also, on NCAA 04, in Shotgun Bunch, there was a play where the slot WR would take the hand off on a jet sweep/reverse and the HB becomes the pitch man. I miss those plays and overall depth of playbooks.
    1. Wisey105's Avatar
      Wisey105 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JeffHCross View Post
      That Burkhead option may not be the "best" play of the season, but it's definitely one of the coolest.
      When I saw that play, I made sure to tell Anthony White about it the next Monday, and show him some video of it.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wisey105 View Post
      When I saw that play, I made sure to tell Anthony White about it the next Monday, and show him some video of it.


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    1. Lohusker's Avatar
      Lohusker -
      Quote Originally Posted by JBHuskers View Post
      Definitely the Diamond Formation for Nebraska. As for names of plays, I don't really know what they are, but I'm sure Anthony can get access to that.
      Pistol Cross is pretty close to the diamond formation if you use formation subs to take the FB out. It even has the PA wheel route that Green scored on vs Wash (same play Enunwa scored on vs tOSU).
    1. baseballplyrmvp's Avatar
      baseballplyrmvp -
      apparently some of these plays apply to a few teams. i just played my smu game in the tgt 360 od, and in the shotgun trips formation, there's a play called "mustang outs," and its identical to the "warrior outs" listed in hawaii's playbook.
    1. JeffHCross's Avatar
      JeffHCross -
      Quote Originally Posted by baseballplyrmvp View Post
      i just played my smu game in the tgt 360 od, and in the shotgun trips formation, there's a play called "mustang outs," and its identical to the "warrior outs" listed in hawaii's playbook.
      I'm fairly confident that the SMU playbook has all of the Hawai'i team specific plays ... but I may be wrong, that's just what I recall from looking at both playbooks on NCAA 11.